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There's nothing centrist about the senior senator from Virginia
Topic - Charles W. Boustany Jr.
Republicans ridiculed a claim that the Internal Revenue Service lost two years worth of Lois G. Lerner's emails, with top lawmakers Monday summoning the commissioner to Congress next week to explain the foul-up and one tea party group demanding access to the computers that the tax agency says were responsible for the failure.
Despite assurances to the contrary, the IRS didn't destroy all of the donor lists scooped up in its tea party targeting — and a check of those lists reveals that the tax agency audited 10 percent of those donors, much higher than the audit rate for average Americans, House Republicans revealed Wednesday.
It's Tax Day, and lawmakers from both parties are pressing the Internal Revenue Service to come clean about its policy on reading taxpayers' email without a warrant.
Even in a state known for its colorful political contests, the battle between two incumbent Republicans in Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District may go down as one of the nastiest ever.
President Obama's health care takeover is so unpopular with voters that he has stopped talking about it in public. Behind the scenes, however, he's tapping into taxpayers' pockets for a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to change their minds. Congress wants answers.
"We are simply not going to accept the IRS claim that these documents are not recoverable," Rep. Dave Camp, Texas Republican, and Rep. Charles W. Boustany Jr., Louisiana Republican, said in a letter to Mr. Obama.
'hand in hand'